Good morning, Mommy. Happy Wednesday! Taking a minute for gratitude this morning. A minute to relax and breath and look around, and be aware of everything that is right in my life.
How about you? Care to join me? Gratitude. Grateful for…
My children. Their laughter, their sparkling eyes, their energy. The way the smell when they’re sleeping, utterly relaxed and at peace. Their deep, deep, goodness… makes me want to be a better person just being around them.
My husband. Big, thick, brick wall of a man. Strong enough to carry me up the stairs (screaming with laughter the whole way), gentle enough to read board books out loud to a very, very small, barefoot toddler girl. (Where’s the duck? There’s the duck!)
I am grateful for frozen cherries and whipped cream from a can. Breakfast of champions. With coffee. I’m grateful for that too.
I am grateful for laptops that let me share my love affair with words and life, while snuggled into an ancient green sofa, wearing sweatpants and toasty (toasty!) warm slippers.
I’m grateful for my job. My work outside the home. I’m grateful for the additional dimension it adds to my life. Allowing me to exercise muscles that wouldn’t necessarily get worked were I here at home full time. Yes, there are days I hate it. There are days I love it, too.
I am grateful that somehow, someway, I have been able to work and raise a family these last twenty-some years. And they all still speak to me, and they all still speak to each other. We have survived break-ups and lay-offs and hospital emergency room visits. Family dinners and Christmas trees and confirmations. Water fights and bedtime baths and trips to the lake. “I don’t want to!” And, “Can you help me?” And, “Mom, do you have a minute?”
I am grateful, so grateful, for the whole grand and glorious mess of it.
We are here, ladies. We get to be here, we get to do this! We have jobs and families and lives that we live with our brains and our hearts and our own two (very busy, very full, very capable) hands.
Lord above, there is so much to be grateful for.